MICHAEL KUTSCHBACH: Manxome foe

MICHAEL KUTSCHBACH

MANXOME FOE


Nov 26 – Dec 19, 2010

 

(…) Kutschbach has already situated what’s visible far enough inside the realm of the fi ctional that it is anchored more closely to a poetic description of an invented something than it is to an object we recognize from daily experience. In his work, Michael Kutschbach reasons as effectively as Humpty Dumpty when it comes to the meaning of words. It’s about letting forms “assume all possible meanings” within a wide range of associations. In accordance with “Humpty Dumpty semantics,” an intentionalized concept of language or forms applies to Kutschbach, whereby words (or forms) don’t acquire meaning via usage, rather this is constituted via the acts of the subject that confer meaning upon them.

Christoph Tannert, 2010 (excerpt from the catalogue essay to “Callooh!, Callay!” Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin).